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Thursday, 24 August 2006


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Thank God we are today in a civilised world.It is high time we start ignoring all the sort of abundance of cultures especially those ones that were made by people of selfish intention,jealousy or greed.Nowadays the world is almost becoming unique whereby it is difficult to identify a male or female.Go to countries in Europe or South Africa and you will even forget that there is the existence of skirts.Everybody puts on trouser and life goes on everyday. Bravo to our new generation.


This lewd trash is written by a "Provincial Chief of Culture?" Is this what someone is being paid for, by the Cameroonian taxpayer, to get up in the morning, go to work, sit down, think and write about? Is it because of people like these that Cameroon has an expensive overbloated bureaucracy of good-for-nothing bureaucrats?

In an underdeveloped country at risk of losing all its medical doctors by 2009 (according to one recent report), crying out for engineers and entrepreneurs to build the country's infrastructure, is this the sort of person ("Provincial Chief of Culture") the Cameroonian taxpayer's money is being used to keep in a job? One cannot help but despair for this country.

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What is the issue we are talking about? What do we understand by decent dressing? Unless we get this right, then trousers shouldn't be the problem. We should not blame the women. I remember on one womem's day after all about the trousers issue not be put on by womem, the head of state's wife appeared in trousers at the ceremonial ground. who is then a woman?

Fritzane Kiki HK

Mr Martin,
From you write-up I realised you just all along talking about girls putting on trousers in the African context.But what I expected from you was how to harmonise the African culture with that of the European which has far more been advanced than what you are saying now.I think some of you should travel widely before writing on a newspaper.Living in Cameroon does not guarantee you a broad spectrum of cultural inheritage and diversity.

Also,as a provincial Chief of Culture this is no longer what Cameroonians are interested in.Girls putting on trousers is undisputable.What sensitisation can you give to the masses of how the 21st century changes can affect them than to keep on talking of how ".........a decently dressed person, man or woman has more respect and likely to be treated with more decorum. The lady-killers will have always, for all times a momentary paradise with lady hunting when the prey is properly disposed"

What importance is this too Cameroonians who are interested in other cultural diversity and intergration.We are aware of our patriachial culture and we are now interested in knowing the different cultural misunderstandings between the East and the West in languages,and day-to-day style of life than about trousers.

Fritzane Kiki
Hong Kong


The opening statements of this piece almost got me puking!

The writer goes on to say a man looks for a decent woman to marry as if women have no right in the partner choice debate.

Men are often quick to point accusing fingers at women demanding that they and children keep strict to their demands and play second fiddle in all situations. This is very typical in the African culture.

I am a man and i believe that women have the right to express themselves in whatever way they want. It was never written in any code anywhere that trousers were made for men. There was a time in europe when men wore flocks and gowns and the irishmen still sometimes wear skirts proudly. Cultures change with time. We are not strapped to timeless age. Rather today's society demands how we behave and address.

We must accept that colonialism is part of our history and is nothing to be ashamed of.
We are writing and reading on this platform as fallouts of colonialisms.

In a democracy we must learn to break free from traditions that tie our feet to the ground and hamper free movement.

An article like this one is a clear indicator of the state of women's rights in Cameroon whereby a man will stand up and write such trash and the women stay without complaining or too Afraid to lift a finger because they have been derobed of their rights!

Problems of leadership and demand of unncessary respect are some of the things that hamper progress. The African male is obssessed with respect and power which we can clearly see how our leaders cling to power even when they have out lived their usefulness.

In families women and kids are voicely. Excessive demand for one sided respect even though sometimes useful this can be very detrimental. For examples student find it extremely difficult communicating with their teachers and their parents. Women face the same issues are they take a yes only position.

I think the post should often append a disclaimer to articles like this one stating clearly that it reflects the opinion of the writer and not that of the post.


The editor who published this garbage is an even bigger fool than the sexist, misogynistic retard who wrote it. If both the editor and Mr. Wose are not already living in caves, they should be. It is trash like this which makes this forum an absolute joke, and an increasing number of "contributors" certainly seem to be treating it as such.....which is a bit of a shame.

Whenever an African mentions "African culture", whatever that means, I know what is coming next. It is usually followed by the said "African culture" being used as an excuse for ignorance and Neanderthal ideas.

You are spot on eyallow, about the African male's obsession with respect and power. Like all obsessions in life it tends to reflect deep-seated inadequacies and insecurities. In the case of many African men, a tendency to disengage their brain from their actions.

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